An impact of the internet

One impact of the internet I have seen is through business. I am the co-founder of a business trying to develop an app. Just today (3/25/14) we sent out an email to the student body of UMW asking to complete a survey. This survey will provide valuable data, giving us a foundation on where we need to go next. Because the survey is on the internet, we are able to get large volumes of data in a short amount of time, extremely cheap. With out the internet, business, large and small, wouldn’t be where they are today.

Digital Idenity Panel

The panel is looking sharp, very knowledgeable today.. And then there is Jim.

Just kidding, big fan Jim…

haha anyways, class was started with the question of “do you believe employers should be able to look you up on social media before they hire you?” Yes is the common answer around the class and I agree.

multiple comical stories then arise about failures with digital identity and peoples jobs and the class is laughing.

What if I just narrated the rest of class?? hahah nahhh

Facebook is the interview before the interview. The resume before the resume.

Jims final question – Have we become more tolerant because so much stuff of yours is out on the internet?

just learned George W. Bush did cocaine…

Why is there a sense of disconnection in communication over the internet versus communication in person?

Jims MacBook Pro is a magic box

Privacy/Openness Panel

Everyone is looking comfortable in their spring clothes; besides the Twerk Team Captain, hes wearing all black (Still looks comfortable though).

The lady wearing the blue in the video about erasing your digital footprint was pretty hot. The video taught me that it is nearly impossible to erase your entire footprint.

Apparently You can use the internet to break into Paris Hilton’s home… and try on her clothes. (Not that I would want to try on her clothes. I wouldnt fit anyways.) Just watch her twitter and wait till she Tweets in Hawaii and use Google earth to find out the best way to get inside. I guess that is what some teenagers did. They still got caught.

There is a good side to internet openness. User submitted data helps other users. Google wouldn’t have nearly as much information as they do today if the Google team were the only ones submitting data. We help Google, Google helps us, We help us with being open on the internet.

Quotes from the panel today

“Everyone is becoming less anonymous on the internet.”

“Its our name out there (on Facebook)… Typically.”

“Your username will eventually link back to your actual name.”

“Data is the new oil.”

“what does Google have? Your entire history of searching the web.”

“Can you be authentic online? No.”

“What if we had a font that showed emotion?”